Jnanpith Award for 2020 and 2021 announced

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  • It is the highest literary award in India and is given annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an Indian author for their "outstanding contribution towards literature".
  • It is given to Indian writers writing in any of the   22 Indian languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
  • The 56th Jnanpith award 2020 was conferred to Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan. He has written Surya Henu Nami Ahe Ei Nodiyedi, Gulapi Jamur Lagna, and Kobita. 
  • The 57th Jnanpith award 2021 was conferred on Konkani novelist Damodar Mauzo. His famous works are Karmelin, and Tsunami Simon, and short stories, such as Teresa’s Man and Other Stories from Goa,Ganthon.
  •  The Jnanpith Award was instituted in 1961 and the first person to get the award was G. Shankar Kurup for his Malayalam poetry collection Odakkuzhal in 1965.

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